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November 12, 1988 | Associated Press
President Junius R. Jayewardene on Friday issued an emergency decree declaring that any person convicted of instigating strikes will be hanged. The president's office also said that anyone found guilty of possessing leaflets or posters calling for strikes will be imprisoned or hanged. Jayewardene's office issued copies of the decree after shops and businesses reopened following a four-day strike called by Sinhalese extremists demanding the president's resignation.
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July 7, 1989
Sri Lanka extended tough censorship laws for foreign media and gave security forces shoot-on-sight powers in moves to crush Sinhalese extremism. All public meetings and trade union rallies have been banned in the crackdown, Foreign Minister Rajan Wijeratne said. The latest victims of the militant left-wing extremists were seven people killed Wednesday.
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NEWS
July 7, 1989
Sri Lanka extended tough censorship laws for foreign media and gave security forces shoot-on-sight powers in moves to crush Sinhalese extremism. All public meetings and trade union rallies have been banned in the crackdown, Foreign Minister Rajan Wijeratne said. The latest victims of the militant left-wing extremists were seven people killed Wednesday.
NEWS
November 12, 1988 | Associated Press
President Junius R. Jayewardene on Friday issued an emergency decree declaring that any person convicted of instigating strikes will be hanged. The president's office also said that anyone found guilty of possessing leaflets or posters calling for strikes will be imprisoned or hanged. Jayewardene's office issued copies of the decree after shops and businesses reopened following a four-day strike called by Sinhalese extremists demanding the president's resignation.
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